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Introduction

Grant Hayter-Menzies

in The Empress and Mrs. Conger: The Uncommon Friendship of Two Women and Two Worlds

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789888083008
eISBN:
9789882207554
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888083008.003.0010
Subject:
History, Asian History

This book is about the friendship of two women, the Empress Dowager Cixi and Sarah Pike Conger, the wife of an American diplomat stationed at Peking over the years 1898–1905. Mrs. Conger came to ... More


Mother of China

Grant Hayter-Menzies

in The Empress and Mrs. Conger: The Uncommon Friendship of Two Women and Two Worlds

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789888083008
eISBN:
9789882207554
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888083008.003.0013
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter presents a brief biography of Empress Dowager Cixi. The received birth date for Cixi is November 29, 1835, but where her birth took place is a mystery. Cixi's father, Kueixiang, was a ... More


The Empress and Mrs. Conger: The Uncommon Friendship of Two Women and Two Worlds

Grant Hayter-Menzies

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789888083008
eISBN:
9789882207554
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888083008.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This is the story of two women from worlds that could not seem farther apart — imperial China and the American Midwest — who found common ground before and after one of the greatest clashes between ... More


Chinese Christians

Grant Hayter-Menzies

in The Empress and Mrs. Conger: The Uncommon Friendship of Two Women and Two Worlds

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789888083008
eISBN:
9789882207554
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888083008.003.0015
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter discusses Empress Dowager Cixi's disapproval of the growing missionary activity in China during the nineteenth century. She did not like the notion of foreigners coming to China to sway ... More


Gathering storm

Grant Hayter-Menzies

in The Empress and Mrs. Conger: The Uncommon Friendship of Two Women and Two Worlds

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789888083008
eISBN:
9789882207554
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888083008.003.0061
Subject:
History, Asian History

While she had not protested Guangxu's reforms until discovering that they came at the price of sweeping her out, Cixi's response was that of a woman fighting for her life on the one hand and fighting ... More


Reconciliation

Grant Hayter-Menzies

in The Empress and Mrs. Conger: The Uncommon Friendship of Two Women and Two Worlds

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789888083008
eISBN:
9789882207554
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888083008.003.0068
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter discusses the return of Empress Dowager Cixi and Guangxu Emperor to Beijing. A few days after the court's return, the Guangxu emperor received the credentials of six foreign ministers, ... More


Sisterhood

Grant Hayter-Menzies

in The Empress and Mrs. Conger: The Uncommon Friendship of Two Women and Two Worlds

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789888083008
eISBN:
9789882207554
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888083008.003.0069
Subject:
History, Asian History

It was obvious to Sarah, if not to many others in her circle, that the Empress Dowager was a hapless victim of gossip and sensationalist journalism created by people who knew nothing about her. Sarah ... More


Portrait of a woman

Grant Hayter-Menzies

in The Empress and Mrs. Conger: The Uncommon Friendship of Two Women and Two Worlds

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789888083008
eISBN:
9789882207554
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888083008.003.0070
Subject:
History, Asian History

Katherine Augusta Carl was an artist who painted the portrait of Der Ling, daughter of Lady Yu. The portrait helped convince Cixi to allow Kate to paint her own portrait. What happened to Kate Carl, ... More


Our Lady of Donglu

Jeremy Clarke

in The Virgin Mary and Catholic Identities in Chinese History

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9789888139996
eISBN:
9789888268443
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888139996.003.0003
Subject:
History, Asian History

During the late nineteenth century, the Qing dynasty was dealing with serious problems from both within and outside the empire. The Chinese Catholic communities experienced much hardship. This was ... More


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